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A 30-year-old member asked:

How to remove corns and calluses on your feet?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ross
43 years experience
Hammertoes: Corns and calluses are a result of contracture of the toes, and plantarflexing of the metatarsals. Hammertoes are a common problem that can result in corns over the joints. Calluses on the plantar aspect of the foot result from the metatarsal bones dropping, and the tendons contracting. Debriding the corns and calluses is only temporary. An orthtoic, changing shoe gear, and sugical correction.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Calluses: Corns/calluses form from friction against the skin, but also moisture is needed. On top of changing shoes and socks, try moisture control by using spray deodorant on your feet. This helps decrease moisture. Also file them down daily in the shower or use Vicks vapor rub to soften them up. Lastly, off-load the areas to take pressure off and prevent reformation. Hope this helps! good lucks!
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Corns and Callus: Corns most common are caused by friction of the skin on the toes and a contracture. Callus usually caused by bones dropping out of position on bottom. Skin moisture with crams with urea helps. Your podiatrist can treat by debriedment of the skin. Please do not trim them at home with a blade. Talk to your podiatrist for all treatment options and there are many!

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can you remove calluses from feet permanently?

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Podiatry 9 years experience
Callus: Usually calluses are formed due to increased pressure. To get rid of them may involve orthotics, change in shoegear, or even potentially surgery. You can make them less painful with the use of moisturizers after getting your feet wet to the dry/callused areas. Or use of a pumice stone daily after getting your feet wet as well. I would not advise you take a razor to your feet!
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Calluses on heels of feet how do you remove them?

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Dr. Paul Zimmerman
Podiatry 29 years experience
Moisturize..: Moisture your heels with lotion daily. Lotions with at least 20% urea will penetrate thicker skin. Also, you can check out heel sleeves that provide help with keeping moisture locked in when used with moisturizers. You could wear them at night. Medical pedicures may benefit you by having a professional remove the calluses for you. Wearing sandals and open-backed shoes also play a role...
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can you do to remove calluses from your feet?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 10 years experience
Callus: A foot doctor can remove the painful callus. He can then determine what is causing the callus to develop and hopefully come up with a plan to prevent it from returning in the future.
Last updated Mar 10, 2018

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